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October 1, 2008

Holly's Homecoming

My neice was a candidate for Homecoming queen for Sand Springs High School.

October 2, 2008

Free Spiritspheres

How would you like to live in these:

You could stay there for $199/night. Check out their website.

October 3, 2008

Pumpkin Square Recipes

Taken from About.com

Prep Time: 25 minutes
1 (16 ounces) can pumpkin (2 cups)
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream, softened
1 box ginger snaps
Combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add pecans. Fold pumpkin mixture into ice cream or vice-versa.

Line a 9 x 13-inch pan or Pyrex dish with one-half of the ginger snaps. Top with one-half of the pumpkin ice cream mixture. Cover with the remaining ginger snaps and spread the balance of the pumpkin mixture over the second layer of ginger snaps.

Freeze. When firm, cut into squares. Top with whipped cream or Cool Whip.

Yield: 18 servings

Recipe Source: Best of the Best from Texas: Selected Recipes from Texas' Favorite Cookbooks by Gwen McKee (Quail Ridge Press)

10 Minutes of Laughter

Taken from Daily Living For Seniors @ Oneplace.com

Author Norman Cousins told of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease in his book, The Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient. When Cousins was diagnosed as incurable, he decided to check out of the hospital. He was fully aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, but Cousins reasoned that the reverse was true and decided to do something about it.

Once he was home, he determined to take action against the disease that was spreading through his body. He borrowed a movie projector and prescribed his own treatment.

Each day, he watched Marx Brothers films and old “Candid Camera” reruns. It wasn’t long before Cousins realized that ten minutes of laughter provided two hours of pain-free sleep. Amazingly, his incurable disease was eventually reversed. His victory appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine and afterward, he received more than 3,000 letters from appreciative physicians throughout the world.

Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

October 6, 2008

Right Down the Line

Here's an old song from Gerry Rafferty. It has a good message. Can you hear the scratchy sound of the old LP (long play) record? Notice also it's a bit warped. Back then singers would put out a new record, not a CD.

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October 10, 2008

Homemade Bread Crumbs

Here's a video that show simple ways to make bread crumbs from old bread:

Here's some more info from What'sCookingAmerica.net.
Types of Bread Crumbs

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding II

Taken from AllRecipes.com

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Yields: 12 servings

"This lightly spiced, extra thick bread pudding really hits home. We suggest using a rich egg bread or a moist white loaf in this recipe"
6 slices day-old bread
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
4 eggs, beaten 2 cups milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

Chicken and Dressing (With Bread Crumbs)

Taken from About.com

1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup butter
4 cups bread cubes
1 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
chicken broth
Sauté onion and celery in the butter until tender. Combine onion mixture with bread, pepper, eggs, salt, sage and poultry seasoning in a large mixing bowl. Stir in broth until well moistened. Bake in a greased foil-covered shallow baking dish at 325° for about 35 to 45 minutes. Take the cover off the last 5 minutes to brown.

October 12, 2008

Holocaust Survivors Detail Their Love Story

Here's an interesting story my husband found on FoxNews.com. This is a long lasting love story with an unusual background.

Continue reading "Holocaust Survivors Detail Their Love Story" »

October 20, 2008

99 and 44/100 % Pure

We've been able to get old shows like Petticoat Junction from the internet. We enjoy watching them as a family. My husband found some episodes with the commercials still in them. Here's a fun one:

Toilet 4 Free

What do you do with an old toilet, other than toss it. This guy on Craig's List had a few creative ideas.

Its a toilet, it worked fine when removed, changed bathroom theme and needed a new color toilet. This one is light blue.

If you want it come get it,

Neither I nor the toilet are full of crap.

I thought it would make a funny planter, my wife didnt agree.........
I talked about bolting it to the fishing dock at our pond to sit on while fishing, wife didnt agree......
I thought it would be funny to leave on my brothers front porch, my wife didnt agree.............

Giving it away due to living with someone who has no sense of humor.

October 21, 2008

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a week in Oklahoma where schools stress to students to not do drugs. I was filling in at an alternative school for pregnant and teen moms. In their display there was a poster showing a woman on meth, age 32 to 42 (according to display). Here are two examples my husband found at BoreMe.com.

October 23, 2008

How To Make A Peephole In A Door

Here is a video that describes how to put a peekhole in a door. It's a do-it-yourself video on the Video Jug website.

October 25, 2008

Even Little Decisions Make A Difference

Quote by C S Lewis, Taken from Heartlight.

“Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance.”

October 28, 2008

God Be In My Head Prayer

Taken from Our Daily Bread.org

God be in my head,
and in my understanding;

God be in my eyes,
and in my looking;

God be in my mouth,
and in my speaking;

God be in my heart,
and in my thinking.

—Sarum Primer

October 31, 2008

The Reality of Satan

Taken from Heartlight

In our modern life, it is still true, Satan is real. He is the complete opposite of God. The Bible tells us of him. Jesus is still more powerful than Satan and his deceptive and destroying ways.

“Satan promises the best,
but pays with the worst;

he promises honor,
and pays with disgrace;

he promises pleasure,
and pays with pain;

he promises profit,
and pays with loss,

he promises life,
and pays with death.

But God pays as he promises;
all his payments are made in pure gold.”

— Thomas Brooks

Dr. Adrian Rogers has sermons posted on Oneplace that tell the truth of the Satan and his demons.

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